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SOC 1101 Class Notes

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SOC 1101 Class Notes SOC 1101 - 04

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Introduction to Sociology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mishayla Waltari on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 1101 - 04 at Idaho State University taught by Scott N Contor in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at Idaho State University.

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Date Created: 09/07/16
Sociological Imagination: the ability to see the connections between the personal and the social Social vs. Personal (being personally unemployed/having the majority be unemployed) How people relate to one another History of Sociology: Merchants eventually started to become a powerful class and ideas of social rankings  between them and the rulers came into question. Development of Modern Science: Astrology—Astronomy—Physics Geology—Scientific Ideas Bible Materialistic Assumption: physical object that obeys physical laws Laws/Predictions Rocks Measurements Biology—Theory of Evolution Social Sciences French Revolution: overthrew royals and their sympathizers  “How is a viable social order possible?” Auguste Comte: started sociology  Social Physics: positivism Emile Durkheim:  Social Facts: the rules of a society, way of thinking/doing (gender clothing) Social Constraint: pressure you feel when you break the rules Nature: Rational: calculating, “what’s in it for me?” Non­Rational: tradition Source:  Individual: sum of interactions of society (individuals create society) Rational Non­Rational Collective: society  creates individuals Individual Contract Communication Collective Conflict Culture Social Institution: organization built around an idea Purpose: function Roles: students, staff Government, Religion, Reproduction/Family, Economy Ethnocentrism: judge another culture by our own standards, thinking your culture is superior Cultural Relativism: understanding a culture from its own point of view Socialization: learns to function as a member of their society 


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